When I was pregnant with Amy (26 years ago) there was only one thing that I constantly craved.
Not just any old pedestrian-out-of-the-carton ice cream, either.
It had to be from Baskin Robbins. There happened to be a BR just up the street, walking distance (technically, waddling) from my home at the time.
And during my 9 months of pregnancy I sampled just about all of their 31 flavors, plus some. (Actually, I learned that they only kept 31 flavors on hand at all times, but actually had a type of rotation of flavors. I learned this because I visited there multiple times a week for many months, but that’s not important right now.)
Amy was born 4 days after this photo was taken. Notice how I was "Hulking out" of my shoes.
(Random reference to the Incredible Hulk here that has no relevance to this story.)
My two favorite Baskin Robbins flavors are:
1) Gold Medal Ribbon – introduced in the late 70’s, it’s Vanilla and Chocolate ice creams with a caramel ribbon. Bliss!
2) Chocolate Mousse Royale – the richest, most chocolatiest (ﬂ should totally be a word) combination of decadence this side of the Rockies. (Usually the September Flavor of the Month. Again, don’t ask me how I know this stuff.)
I’ve obviously been a big fan of BR for years. And coincidentally (?), we happen to have one of their stores just a block away. In fact, I may or may not actually make home buying decisions based on their proximity to a Baskin Robbins store. =D
So imagine my delight when the Baskin Robbins folks asked if I would like to give away some gift certificates on my blog. I thought about it for exactly 2 seconds…..
They’ve done the coolest thing: They have introduced what they call a Double Header Cone. You can enjoy your favorite ice cream and soft serve all on the same cone. Genius!
So, today, thanks to the generosity of the Baskin Robbins folks, I am shamelessly promoting BR Ice Cream (which I really and truly love) by giving away $2.00 Gift Certificates to Baskin Robbins. (I always include BR Gift Certificates in my kids' Christmas stockings, but that's not important right now, either.)
I have 20 certificates to give away. The first 10 commenters will each win two $2.00 Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Gift Certificates.
Can you guess what Amy's favorite ice cream is? ;-)
Tell me your favorite flavor of ice cream. Tell me an ice cream story.
Demand that I share my ice cream. Whatever….. =D
UPDATE - 11/5/2009:
Congratulations to the first 10 commenters (you double and triple accidental posters still only count as one. =D) who won the certificates. And thank you to all who participated. I have sent emails to everyone. If you didn't get it, please just email me your snail mail address so I can get these out to you today.
PS. I love it when you share.
GIFT CERTIFICATE WINNERS:
- Kristen Benson
- class factotum
- Michele Caridad
- Kiki Bacaro
- Ivis Suarez
- The OC Josh
- Lauren Donahoo